Pot Made of Recycled PVC




Introduction: Pot Made of Recycled PVC

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Hi, this is a quick way to recycle a 4ft PVC pipe (leftover from a home repair), into a plant pot.

We need:

  1. A 4ft PVC pipe.
  2. 6 screws - 5/16in wide x 3/8in long
  3. 2 clamps 4 in, with double fixing point.
  4. 1 PVC cap - 4 in
  5. 1 Wood drill bit - 1/4 in
  6. 1 Jig saw.
  7. 1 Drill
  8. 1 Handsaw
  9. 4 anchors and screws - 1/4in.
  10. 1 Sheet of SandPaper
  11. 1 Level

Step 1: Mark and CUT

  1. We cut a piece of the electrical Tape, just for mark straight and about a Half of the pipe.
  2. Then we use the electrical tape to guide the Jig saw.
  3. The good news is that you can re-use the same piece of electrical tape to do the same on the other side.
  4. And just like that, we have the 2 halfs of the PVC pipe.

Step 2: CAPS

  1. We use a Handsaw to cut the caps in 2 halfs.
  2. Now, we have to use a little push to insert the screws.
  3. I didn´t use a PVC glue because i intended to leave a gap, so water could flow.

Step 3: Drainage

For drainage, we make a few holes in the bottom.

Now, we use the 1/4in drill bit. I recomend the wood drill bit, because of the sharp point, wich helps to hold it in place when we drill.

I used a "cap-meter", but you can make as much holes as you like.

Step 4: Mounting

Finally, we mount the first clamp to the wall.

Make a hole at a desired height, insert 1 anchor, present the clamp and fix it with 1 screw.

I recommed to use the level, mark the second fix point, to make sure it´s vertical.

Insert the PVC pipe, level it to make sure it´s Horizontal, and mark the other 2 fixing point of the other clamp.

Repeat it, with the other half.

Step 5: Filling With Soil.

Finally, we fill the plant pot with some soil.

I chose some cactus, because they don´t need to much care.

Step 6: Some More Advise...

I covered the soil with some white rocks; it reflects the sun (and the heat) to preserve the moist.

This advice improves the efficiency of design and aesthetics.

Hope you like it.

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    4 years ago

    very nice.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks. I did this a while ago. I forgot to cover it, thus in rain season all cactus got too much water and some grew too much, and other died.

    The ones that grew too much, taught me how to easily reproduce them. I plan to do an instructable about that.

    Hope you could re-do it and avoid this issue.

    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    These kinds of pipe shelves are great or hydroponics too.


    Reply 5 years ago

    Hi, later from this, i folowed your advice and did an hydroponics system.

    Now i´m ready to share how i did it.